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Living Life is about being a parent, giving tips for home management, finance, humor, love, and everything the day throws your way.

March 3, 2019

How to Save Money Gardening

How to Save Money Gardening

How to save money gardening

There are many ways in which gardening can save you money. There’s the obvious mark up that many grocery stores carry because they brick-and-mortar businesses with their own price points they have to meet before profit. So when you buy your produce from them you’re also paying their rent, electricity, and employees. There is also the markup from the manufacturer who’s had to package and market their product as well. Even bananas that don’t require packaging have their own ad campaign. All of that adds into the cost that you pay when purchasing your produce at the store.Continue reading

How to Plan a Family Vacation on $30,000 A Year

How to Afford Family Vacation Travel on $30,000 A Year

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Summer days are fast approaching and I’m already anticipating the kids’ cries of “Mom!  We’re bored!”  In an attempt to prevent that from happening this year, we started planning our family vacation the day after school started in the fall.  You might ask why we start planning the family vacation so early.  It’s simple … we live on a $30,000 a year budget and have to carefully plan luxuries such as vacations in order to stick to that budget.

First Steps to Planning a Family Vacation

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February 19, 2019

Challenger International Soccer Camp

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of Challenger Sports and US Family Guide.

Do you have kids that love soccer? All my three children play the sport, and they love it! That’s why I’m so excited to share this soccer camp with all of you.

Challenger Sports, the leading camp company in the US has launched a brand new, soccer camp that combines the most popular elements of their two camp programs, British Soccer and TetraBrazil. The all new Challenger International Soccer Camp will offer instructional camp programs for each age/ability level!

The TinyTykes program will provide 3-5 year olds with fundamental soccer activities, games, and stories, designed to enhance technical skills along with physical and social development. The Half Day Camp for 6-16 year olds is the most popular program and will provide 3 hours of skill development, games, challenges and competition each day.

REGISTER FOR CAMP & GET A FREEinternational ball, t-shirt, poster, skills evaluation and new downloadable coaching app & 20 skills videos!

Challenger Sports have programs for all ages and abilities and feature an innovative curriculum full of skills, drills, and thrills! Register now for Challenger’s International Soccer camp and get a free international ball, t-shirt, poster, skills evaluation and new downloadable coaching app & 20 skills videos! Register 30 days before camp and qualify for a free International Game Jersey!

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Stay At Home Date Ideas

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Stay at Home Date Ideas

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and it’s important to keep the romance alive in your relationship. There’s no need to spend so much, all you need are some creative ideas and your genuine love for each other to make the day or night special and memorable. I have some easy stay at home date night ideas that won’t burn a hole in your wallet but for sure will give you and your loved one a special time together.

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January 15, 2019

Are You Ready for Retirement?

Are you ready for retirement? Do you have a retirement plan? Retirement savings? Read my tips on how you can prepare and enjoy your retirement days.

News flash- You do not have to look like the people in the image to get started. You do not need to be a part of the baby boomers generation (born between 1946 and 1964) to ask yourself are you ready for retirement?

How about if you are younger than that? What if you are in your 20’s, 30’s, 40’s? What should you be doing now? The ideas you have should apply to your action plan. The first should be is to include your retirement in your monthly bills.

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Do you work for a company that offers a plan? I highly suggest maxing out your contributions. You may have to give up some bells and whistles to make this happen as you start out in the workplace but the truth is you do not miss what you never had.

Are you someone who is seeking early retirement? We were and did. I consider retirement not working at jobs you do not want and really not having to work unless you want to work.

The truth is this all starts with a plan. You need a budget. This is my post on how to save money using a calendar.

Then you need to think about some of the things below.

Here are some tips on planning for your retirement:

1.What does retirement look like to you? Does it involve  shifting to part-time or consulting work instead of pursuing a full-time life of leisure. Having a modified schedule can help you enjoy a less stressful life without totally giving up the fulfillment that you feel when working and engaging in the business that you’re in. Retirement to me looks like working where and when I want because I love to work. If you ask my husband retirement looks like cleaning the house, going to the beach every day, and hanging with me, his wife.

2. You need to prepare yourself psychologically and emotionally. The prestige and power that your work gives is not easy to let go, that’s why you have to prepare yourself that things will change once you retire and someone from your work will have to take your position.

3. Have a plan on what you want to do after retiring. Do you want to be able to do tennis or golf? Do you want to open a new business? Plan the new identity that you want for yourself, whether its a life of leisure or other passion that you want to pursue, you have to decide which path to take. This is the time for you to open yourself to new possibilities and not see it as closing of doors. If there are things that you wanted to do before but you can’t, now is the time to do it. That means you need an account set up right now and you need to put money into that. You can call it the dream account. It should not be int he same account as your retirement. 

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Cleaning Your Closet The Trend You Need To Try

Did you know that the process of cleaning your closet can save you money? Find out how and why this is the trend that you need to try.

I am sure by now you have seen people in your feed talking about Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up. It is the process of holding your possessions and seeing if they bring you joy. If they don’t then you get rid of them.

What if I told you this method can help you live a debt free lifestyle. It can think about it if you held up every item you intended to buy and if it didn’t bring you joy you put it back. I will even take it a step further. If you completed my lesson on your big and scary goal in my post 3 Things My Husband Promised Me That Made All the Difference.

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